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New Restaurant May Be Headed To Newport News As Part Of Port Host Communities Revitalization Fund Award

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NEWPORT NEWS—Governor Glenn Youngkin recently announced $1.5 million in Port Host Communities Revitalization Fund awards for the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News in advance of his international trade mission to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, where he will discuss Virginia’s expansive and growing port capabilities with key industry leaders.

“Transforming blighted structures will not only promote job growth but will serve as a catalyst for new economic opportunities in these port host communities,” said Youngkin in a press release. “By investing in these projects through the Port Host Community Revitalization Fund, we are making strides to improve our infrastructure, our economy, and the quality of life for Virginians.”

The three grants will redevelop a world-class maritime operations and logistics center in Norfolk, a bulkhead replacement project in Portsmouth, and the rehabilitation of a waterfront industrial property in Newport News.

“Our plan is to use the funding for support design, construction, and improvements to the restaurant facility that’s located down at the end of 23rd Street at 2295 Harbor Road,” said Derek Perry, assistant director of the Newport News Department of Development. “It’s a restaurant property and it has waterfront access with views of the James River. We’re going to leverage the funding to make those improvements on that, ahead of attracting a new operator/lessee/tenant for the space. They’ll have an operating restaurant there to complement the work and investment that’s happened further up the street on 23rd Street, as well as downtown as a whole.”

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